Cape Verdean singer, nicknamed the “Barefoot Diva” for performing without shoes, Cesária Évora sings “Bésame Mucho” (English: Kiss me a lot), a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez (August 21, 1916 – January 22, 2005).
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Pink Martini performs the popular song “Sway” from their sixth album “Get Happy” which released on September 24, 2013 under the band’s own label, Heinz Records. This is not the official video, but I liked it, especially the performance of the roller skater. And one of the best versions of the song (sung by Storm Large, guest singer of the band). Enjoy!
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Gipsy Kings performs their hit song “Un Amor” (English: “One Love”), live in Washington D.C. It is a single released on 8 November 1988.
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Spente le Stelle (English: Dull are the Stars) is a beautiful song from Emma Shapplin’s 1997 album “Carmine Meo”. Composer: Jean-Patrick Capdevielle; lyricists: Marie-Ange Chapelain and Gastone di Murta.
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Dutch singer and musical star Petra berger sings “Eres Todo Para Mí” from her 2001 album “Eternal Woman”. Composed & produced by Jeroen Englebert, this song is about Juana la Loca (1479 – 1555) “Joanna the mad”, queen of Castile from 1504 and of Aragon from 1516.
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Spanish pop singer Luz Casal sings “Piensa En Mi”, a 1935 song written by Mexican singer, actor and songwriter Agustín Lara and his sister Maria Teresa Lara.
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Chilean instrumental and vocal folk music ensemble Inti-Illimani Histórico performs Llanto de luna (Crying Moon), a “bolero” (1) by the popular the Cuban music director, pianist, composer and arranger Julio Gutiérrez (January 12, 1918 – December 15, 1990). Live performance from their 2006 album named “Esencial”.
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